Mid 2012 [ Ivy Bridge ] 15" cMBP Heats up like 2011s! Pic Attached

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by M5RahuL, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

    M5RahuL

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    Initially, this new cMBP would stay cool.. However, lately [ past 3-4 days ] it's been heating up a lot running simple tasks. The only processes running are Outlook, and Firefox with about 6-7 tabs open at any time.

    I have Gfx set to ' integrated only '

    I've been monitoring the temps with iStatPro and have attached a couple of images [ one in C and one in F ]

    I can't work with this computer on my lap without making it very uncomfortable...:(

    I'd like to know if this is normal or if I should exchange it.. Have had it for about a week now.

    Thanks!
     

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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Your temps are quite normal.
     
  3. mykelala01 macrumors 6502

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    Looks normal to me. CPU 58 C degree. And the fan about 2,500 rpm. Is normal operating temp. Specially around this time of year...Summer time unless you are living in a place which is winter around this time of year. I guess North Pole or Australia?
     
  4. RVspidey macrumors member

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    you gotta be kidding.. this is great temps for a mac..


    seriously, i doubt you can find a laptop thats not hot when sitting on your lap for several hours..


    don't worry..
     
  5. M5RahuL thread starter macrumors 68020

    M5RahuL

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    Ok cool.. I was just concerned about it damaging any components due to this heat..

    But there's no way I can use it on my lap for more than 30-45 minutes without starting to roast my thighs! :p

    Also, just curious since this is my first 15" [ had a 13 MBP prior ], it's mostly the left bottom of the computer that gets hot, the right side is comparatively cooler.. Is that how it's designed to be ?

    Thanks again all !!
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes.

    Apple Portables: Operating temperature
     
  7. AlexBass macrumors regular

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    If you think this really is becoming unbearable and something you want to change, try changing the thermal paste on the CPU and GPU to Arctic Silver 5 - http://www.amazon.com/Arctic-Silver-Thermal-Compound-ArctiClean/dp/B001FVI91U/ref=pd_cp_pc_0

    If you consider this, her is a tutorial for it- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlMxoHK0Os4
     
  8. KiwiMigs macrumors newbie

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    I've got a brand new MBP. Its doing very little sitting here on my desk other that seeding a few linux distros, so nothing serious. Most of the time the screen is powered down.

    Some times of the day totally cold. Other points, hotter than a toasted bagel.

    I noticed there was an update yesterday to the firmware to do with power/energy stuff, but didn't pay much attention. Didn't make much difference. Maybe it's the WIFI :p

    Makes for a very hot keyboard. Not much different to my 4 year old MPB to be honest.
     
  9. M5RahuL thread starter macrumors 68020

    M5RahuL

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    I'm keeping an eye on my new [ replaced ] MBP ... So far, the CPU temps hover around 35 C and GPU around 40 C ... This is with spotify running in the background, VM Fusion, MSN Messenger, FF with around 8-10 tabs open, and outlook.. Brightness at 75% [ have the HR + AG cMBP ], keyboard backlight at 50% and caffeine keeping the laptop from sleeping!
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Those temps are completely normal. There is a wide range of temps that can be considered normal, based on system configuration and settings and current workload on the system.
     

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